Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Vintage Pixie Gets Bath and a New Set of Clothes!

After looking long and hard--I found a couple pixies on line.  These had all the things I was looking for in pixies, cheap(!), small and really sweet faces.  Here is one that I gave a bath and made a new set of clothes for.
Didn't measure this guy, but I think he's about 5" tall.  You can see how terribly faded and dirty he looked.  


Marks on his dirty little face.  


Off with his clothes!  Boy,his clothes sure were a different color way back when!


There was no way to remove his head from his body, so I had to cut away his sleeves.




Bath time...


Ah!  Much better!



Serious glue was used on the cap/his head.  Part of the fabric just wouldn't come off no matter how hard I tried.  I opted for filing it down with my wire wrapping files.  Then there was pattern making, felt cutting and voila!


He looks like a new man!  One more pic!


Ain't he cute!  I used a wool blend felt I had.  Wish I would have had woven wool felt, it would have been softer, but oh well, sometimes we have to settle with what we have on hand.  I also trimmed him up with some reclaimed vintage ric rac!  That was fun!

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    1. Jill--hubby said "making new clothes for her Little Kiddle". Am I reliving my childhood!
      Evie

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  2. OMG, He is so adorable! You did a great job. I have a knee hugger elf whose felt is that dirty. I used scotch tape on him to take some dust off, but I need to up-cycle him for next year. Thanks for showing us how you did your cutie. :)

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    1. Pam--wish I hadn't gotten lazy and posted pictures of making the patterns and reassembling him. It was getting late and I needed to get done!

      I do have a pixie that is hugging, I might try dying him. His felt fabric is so faded, he doesn't have a smock. It might be tricky.
      Evie

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  3. Oh my, he's adorable!! Love the bath time! And new clothes are too cute! Have a great day!! xo Holly

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    1. Tee-hee, bath time was fun Holly!
      Evie

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  4. Wow! He's a whole new pixie! But he still looks just as vintagey. You did such a great job!
    Hope you've been doing well Evie!
    Erica :)

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  5. Love his new look!! You did a wonderful job! I bet he feels much better :)

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    1. Thanks Harriette! It felt wonderful to give him a second life!

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  6. I've spent the last 20 minutes reading through your blog. I found you through Erica (Golden Egg Vintage). You've got such a great eye for vintage thrifty finds and your wreaths are amazing. I'm looking forward to following your blog.

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    1. Ah thanks for the sweet message Kim! I'm glad you enjoyed stuff on my blog. It's fun to share!

      Evie

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  7. Love it!

    I have a couple really beat up pixies. Maybe you want? I'll never make them over. I *think* I still have them. It will take me a few weeks to find them & I won't be able to send them out for awhile after, but if you will use the parts.or make them over - they yours!

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    1. (and I responded with a resounding YES!!!)

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